THE STRAYS

Cheltenham, Leicester
Blues, Garage, Punk n' Roll, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Punky Poppy Rocky Rolly

A Retro Punk, Pop n Roll 4 peice, fronted by the uncompromising Stella Sonic, The Strays are reknowned for their upbeat punky poppy rocky rolly hooks and have clocked up 1000s of gig miles in the past 5 years.

Debut album ‘Drop Out Zone,’ released through Western Star Records, landed in the summer of 2019 and has been flirting with BBC Radio shows across the country ever since. Follow up album ‘Cool Your Jets’ will be taking off in 2021 followed by their trademark ‘how many gigs can we do in a year’ work ethic.

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Marcus Osborne reviewed THE STRAYS 5 days ago

Ooooh my soul, I absolutely adore The Strays and their 2019 album “Drop Out Zone”, it’s pretty much everything I enjoy in one hard-hitting soul-soaked act. In fact, we even hosted them for our OTH Christmas party at Mr Wolf’s in Bristol back at the end of 2019 and they absolutely killed it. They brought the room to life and held the crowd captivated for the entire set, the venue filled in an instant and everyone was on their feet feeling The Strays fever. What more could you want?

“Drop Out Zone” could very well become a UK rockabilly classic as The Strays continue their path of high-energy rock n roll through the music scene. Estelles vocal is perfectly suited for their music and blends seemlessly with the high-energy instrumentation, frantic riffs and rockabilly swing. They have the full package and could easily reach a formidable level in their career, they just need the right ears to listen.

With a new album in the works, I had to revisit this release to remind myself of what I’ve been missing for the last couple of years and oh boy, I can’t wait to get some beers in me and party with The Strays again. I’ll definitely be back with something about the new album, I’m very excited to hear it!

Georgia Byam reviewed THE STRAYS 2 years ago

The moment I opened Spotify and listened to the first track ‘Scratch My Back’ off of the latest EP ‘Brand New Day’, I wanted to kick my shoes off and start dancing as I felt energy building up inside of me. The Strays’ music features strong elements of 50’s rock n’ roll, punky and powerful vocals (from a kickass female vocalist who perfectly hits a variety of notes and styles, intone with the mixture of melodies) topped off with gritty and bluesy tones, which playfully mellow out into soft country vibes. Their music consists of a clever, catchy, combination of genres that takes you back through a variety of eras – all in one motion through each and every song. If I saw these guys live, I’d go nuts!


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